100' Southern Wind DS 2006

Illusion Of The Isles


Pisa Italy

Illusion of the Isles is a 30.2m sloop sailing yacht with a displacement hull, built by the Southern Wind Shipyard. Nauta Yachts was responsible for her beautiful exterior styling and interior design, and engineering by Farr Yacht Design.

Sailing yacht ILLUSION OF THE ISLES is a Southern Wind SW 100 DS superyacht launched in Cape Town in 2006. She is the second hull built in a successful series of performance orientated yachts which were designed by Farr Yacht Design with a powerful sail plan and comfortable yet high performance hull lines.

In the words of Southern Wind: "The SW 100 DS combines styling and performance, with reliability and safety for comfort and peace of mind during long blue water sailing."

This blue water cruiser combines the advanced composite construction techniques with the traditional carpentry of Southern Wind Shipyard, and is the ideal choice for both family use and

luxury charter. She was built to commercial, but the owner used her as a private yacht. She can be reverted and would make and excellent charter yacht buisness.

The deck plan of the SW 100 ILLUSION OF THE ISLES has been designed to allow easy sailing and comfort for both the crew and guests. The steering system of two-wheel pedestals grant an excellent visibility to the helmsman thus making the aft cockpit an ideal manoeuvring space, while a large sun-bathing area next to the central cockpit allows plenty of room for relaxing and socializing on deck.

Main Sail, primary and secondary winches are hydraulically operated. As well as most of the major functions on the SW 100 DS, such as the Passerelle, the anchor arm or the transom door which in the open position becomes a practical swimming or boarding platform.

In sailing yacht ILLUSION OF THE ISLES Nauta Design has used their Italian styling to create an interior that is both elegant, functional and comfortable. The lay-out features a clear separation between the crew quarter and the guests' and the owner's area.

The SW 100 DS ILLUSION OF THE ISLES is the second of a successful mini-series produced by Southern Wind Shipyard.

The first two years after she was built,she was in Commercial License but after that has been only privately used.

As she was built to Commercial regulations, she can be reverted if necessary

United Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Northrop and Johnson. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel

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The 100-foot (30.48m) sailing yacht ILLUSION OF THE ISLES allows for easy sailing with high performance; she provides a sumptuous haven for experiencing the joys of sailing.

Designed by Nauta Design, the luxury sailing yacht’s interior is elegant, functional and comfortable. Guests can enjoy panoramic views while relaxing in the soothing main salon or relishing a delectable meal at the dining table. ILLUSION OF THE ISLES boasts an excellent layout that provides a separation between guest and crew areas.

ILLUSION OF THE ISLES welcomes eight guests in four well-appointed staterooms. Her master stateroom is a private oasis situated forward and is complete with a lovely en-suite bath. Her additional staterooms include a VIP and two identical twin staterooms — each with an en-suite bath.

The deck layout on yacht ILLUSION OF THE ISLES permits easy sailing with her twin wheel pedestals granting excellent visibility to the helmsman while maneuvering around the aft cockpit. Whether sailing or at anchor, the yacht’s splendid center cockpit with ample seating is the ideal spot for unwinding, socializing and sunbathing. Lowering ILLUSION OF THE ISLES transom door allows for easy boarding as well as provides a spectacular swim platform to enjoy the sea that surrounds.

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Sandwich of hybrid of glass/Kevlar + epoxy (outer skin) while carbon + epoxy (inner skin) with a foam core.

A sandwich of fully carbon + epoxy (both outer and inner skin) with a foam core.

The hull, deck and structures were built using the latest infusion techniques and the result is a displacement of merely 59 tons.
Large lazarette for storage in the foredeck.
Recessed twin helm positions free up space on deck
Ample seating areas in the large cockpit.

Deck Hardware & Ground Tackle

Hydraulic Solimar steering at 2 control stations
Hydraulically operated main sail, Genoa & Staysail, primary and secondary winches
Hydraulic teak passarelle
Hydraulic anchor arm
Hydraulic transom door, when in open position becomes a practical teak swimming or boarding platform.
Plow Anchor – 81.6kg with 150m 14mm diameter galvanized chain.

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Single Cummins QSB 5.9 MCD 305 hp Common Rail 2006
Diesel 6V 220kW
Hours - 5,806 ( November 2019 )
Cruising Speed – 8 knots 1700 RPM
Maximum Speed – 10 knots 2100 RPM
Range approx 3900nm
4 blade Bruntons varifold single screw propeller
The engine room onboard Illusion of the Isles is larger than normal for this size of cruising yacht. The Cummins Diesel engine is quiet and at 2600 rpm Common Rail
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Fuel 4800 litres in Inox tanks
Water 2500 litres in Inox tanks
Holding 720 litres in Inox tanks
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Onan 22.5Kw - hours - 2,539 (November 2019)
Onan 19 Kw 50hp New 2010 - Hours - 6,099 (November 2019)

Max Power Bowthruster R321/4 32,5hp hydraulically driven by PTO New 2010
Max Power Powerpack 2 x 13kw 24v DC and hydraulic pump linked to PTO of the main generator (winches, windlass etc.) 2PTO pumps

Frigomar Air-conditioning x 2 Reverse Cycle

2 x Watermakers 1x Tecnicomar 220v 300 litres per hour
1x Spectra 24v 150 litres per hour
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Communications Fax Satellite Mimm Audio Visual Equipment
B&G Hydra 2000 Nmer display, 2006
2 VHF sets ICOM DSC, 2006
1 HF/M set DSC
Furuno GPS DGPS GP 37, 2006
Furuno plotter Navnet 3D, 2014
Hydro System Autopilot PowerPack, 2 independent
Furuno Weatherfax, Navnet 3D, 2014
Sistema Mare Hailer
EPIRB 406 MHS Ocean Signas
AIS, 2014

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Victron Energy Inverter 70amp/24v
220v single Shore power
220 Amp Alternator 24v

Battery banks: 
20 x 2.5v
6 x 12v
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Nauta Design uses their beknown Italian styling to create an interior that is both elegant, functional and comfortable.
The layout features a clear separation between the crew quarters and the guests and owners’ area.

On sailing yacht ILLUSION OF THE ISLES there is accommodation for 8 guests in 4 cabins in a 2 Double and 2 Twin cabin layout.
The panoramic Deck Saloon features unobstructed views of the outside provides an ample raised U-shaped settee in cream coloured upholstery and coffee table to starboard, and a large dining area to port for 8/10 people. Large windows and overhead hatches provide plenty of light. 

The Owners Cabin located forward is in the quietest area of the yacht and allows privacy and comfort. The king size bed sits nicely in the center but does not dominate the entire space. Other features are a corner vanity unit and a double - seated couch. Private en suite with shower stall, Sharp 40´TV, DVD and DC player.

The two port and starboard guest cabins amidships are forward of the crew area and are twin ensuite cabins. They have windows for natural light and plenty of storage in hanging lockers overhead. 

The third ensuite VIP guest cabin forward of the saloon on portside consists of a double berth.
Alongside this cabin is an owner studio which can be an enclosed area adjacent to his cabin, or when opened up is an extension of the upper saloon.

The independent crew quarters are located aft in the stern and include the crew mess, crew cabins, two crew heads and one day head. 

The skipper’s cabin has an ensuite double berth whilst a double bunk crew cabin sleeps 2/3

There are 2 crew bathrooms and a separate crew dinette.

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TV Flat Screen - 100cm Saloon
TV Flat Screen - 40 cm Master
I Pod station in all cabins
Satellite TV - Sky TV
Hi Fi
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Fridge/Freezer FRIGOMAR 2006
Inox double sink
Oven – SMEG New 2014
Electric Stove with 5 burners – SMEG Schott Ceran 2006
2 broilers
Trash compactor
Microwave – Gala 2014
Washing Machine – SMEG 2014
Fresh water pump
Comenda Dishwasher
(Freezer is stored under the floor in the galley)
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Main, bilge, fire, fresh and salt water pumps
2 x water heaters
6 x heads TECMA
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The impressive sail plan is 424m, promising stunning performance, helped by the carbon rig with swept spreaders and furling boom, allowing smooth maneuvering with short-handed crew.

In 2017 the Mast and Rig came out and X-rayed in LA SPEZIA.

Nordic carbon fiber mast
Marten Spars in carbon fibre
Carbon rig with swept spreaders and furling boom
Discontinuous rod rigging in Nitronic 50
Kevlar/Spectra running rigging
Reckman furlers
Harken winches
Frederiksen / Spinlock deck gear

Rig Dimensions:
I: 36.30m
P: 35,47m
J: 10,70m
E: 12,23m

Quantum Sails Carbon Spectra
Main Sail
Stay Sail
Code zero, 2011

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3 Zodiac Liferafts x 6 person each, 2006
2 Jonbuoy Port & Starboard
Halon Fire protection system
6 x 17kg fire extinguishers
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Mast and Rigg was pulled and ex-rayed in La Spezia

Small re-fit and changed all FURUNO navigation and installed AIS
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Engine hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.

The company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change or withdrawal without notice.

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Chuck Newman


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